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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-58
Corporate Name: Harleton Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. W. Taylor. Fred Eastwood. W. H. Bolding. Harleton Lumber Company.
Location: Four miles northwest of Harleton
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Northwest of Harleton
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas and Pacific
Historicial Development: A deed of trust filed at Upshur County courthouse in 1908 noted that Fred Eastwood, owner of the Harleton Lumber Company, located about four miles northwest of Harleton, deed in trust his sawmill plant to R. W. Taylor, a sawmill owner of Marshall, Texas. The plant used to belong to W. H. Bolding. Equipment included three boilers (a W. K. Henderson 42-inch by 14-foot; a 44-inch by 12-foot, and a 44-inch by 12-foot), a center crank 11-inch by 15-inch Skinner steam engine, a center crank 91/2-inch by 13-inch steam engine, two saws, two edgers, one resaw, one gummer, once carriage with headblocks, a #3 Sewell steam feed, one No. 11 Hoyt planer, a blower, one set of blacksmith tool's, a slab car, one log car, plus all items necessary for running the mill.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson